One of the primary traits of world-class performers (in business and in life) is their ability to “detach from the noise”. Each day, “noise” such as little crises, minor interruptions and interesting distractions beg for our attention. To get to your own unique form of personal and professional greatness, it’s important – no, essential – to detach from the noise and stay “on vision”.
A simple daily practice to keep you on course to get to your dreams is spending a period immersed in silence each morning. Before your day gets noisy, close your eyes and reflect on your mission. Think about your goals. Reflect on what are your most important To Dos today. Those things that will get you to your dreams.
We all face “the tyranny of the urgent” during our days. But the best of the best stay true to their vision, values and virtues. And they ensure that the things that truly count never get sacrificed for those seemingly pressing but unimportant ones. They simply refuse to major in the minor. They avoid the noise.